Latch On Clinic
A latch-on clinic is a new progressive approach to receiving breastfeeding support from both peers and an expert in a group setting. It’s an opportunity for mothers who need latch and positioning assistance to receive evidence based expertise at a nominal fee. At our latch on clinic a lactation consultant will start off by giving a short educational presentation on latch and positioning. After the presentation, she will go around the room to observe feedings, offer hands on assistance and provide latch and positioning strategies to improve your breastfeeding relationship. Much like breastfeeding support groups, mothers will be breastfeeding in a relaxed small group setting.
If we determine you and/or your baby have risk factors or challenges that require more extensive evaluation and lactation services, a consultation will be recommended. The cost of the latch-on clinic will be deducted from the cost of a full consultation.
At Nourish Lactation Services we believe that there is a tremendous benefit to immediate breastfeeding support. At the latch on clinic we will only provide basic breast feeding assistance and education. Please keep this in mind when considering if attending a latch-on clinic is appropriate for you and your baby’s circumstances.
Pre-register for The Latch-On Clinic today! Space is limited, so please book in advance or call for availability.
What are the benefits of a breastfeeding class?
Mothers who take a prenatal breastfeeding class have the highest rates of breastfeeding success. Breastfeeding is a learned behavior for both the mother and her baby. When mother’s learn the tools they need for breastfeeding success they are empowered to breastfeed their baby with confidence. Often right after labor and delivery new mothers are busy with baby and family not as receptive to breastfeeding information. Often new parents invest time and resources into preparing for the labor and delivery but assume that breastfeeding will come naturally. Learning the tools of successful breastfeeding when you’re tiered and surrounded by excited friends and family isn’t ideal. What is best is learning the tools of breastfeeding success ahead of time and tapping into your knowledge base after you’ve your baby.